I just wanted to thank Rich for his awesome tech section of Ibanezrules. I really should he should make youtube videos and market his site/information more, since I remember his site was one of the first I stumbled upon and give more/better info than alot of other youtube channels or websites.
Basically, I noticed that I was going for a 12th fret action of 2.0mm (low E) on my ESP and 1.5mm (high E).
I was already near that on the 12th so I thought that may be it, and I wouldn't really have any more leg room to tighten down the action on the floyd and lower it more, without buzzing on the LOW frets 1-9 near the nut.
*it is important to note that the action on the 24th fret on Low E at this point was closer to 2.5mm, so the action was sloped way higher on the 24th fret vs. 12th fret.
anyway, I attempted to lower bridge anyway to his specifications on his website for Standard LOW action
, which was 24fret low E= 2.0mm and 24fret high E = 1.8mm
I got it to these settings and was surprised to see, while the overall playability WAS MUCH BETTER, my action height on frets 12 were still 2mm, and 1.5mm.
In conclusion, I think people are confused in terms of setting up their guitars, when they have already somewhat *low* action near the nut (frets 1-9), and higher action on frets 12-24, they can be apprehensive about lowering than action any futher, and then get weird advice about fret leveling or other possibly unnecessary things on guitar forums.
I guess it's common knowledge to some that the bridge action primarily affects frets 12-24 and truss rod, frets 1-12, but I just wanted to post about this thanks guys